So we hit the midway point for our Biggest Loser competition.
With a 6 percent body percentage and 12-pound loss, I actually am winning so far with the people who got weighted in at the halfway point! If that’s not motivation I don’t know what is! Very exciting.
My schedule to make this work goes like this:
Breakfast: Protein shake with water only. (Make sure your protein has very low sugar and high protein. I use whey protein cookies and cream flavor)
10 a.m. Snack: Protein bar (again, make sure that your sugars are low) and apple
Lunch: Meat and veggies or salad
3 p.m. Snack: Handful of peanuts or almonds
5 p.m.: Protein bar before the gym
Workout Monday-Friday 6-7 p.m. - Training for Warriors (Heritage Park Fitness)
After workout: Meat and veggies of some kind.
Saturday is a huge workout day. Warriors from 9-10 a.m. and Biggest Loser Challenge 10-11 a.m..
Sunday - rest!
The Warrior Training is different every day which makes it really fun to keep going. We work with weights some days, cardio some days and full body strength training some days. But it's always different. I can feel myself getting stronger. I am able to keep up with the exercises much better then when this started. Running is still a weak point but it's getting better. I’ll be excited with the trainers say “Run up to Wampum and back.” I will be able to do it with no problem. I’ll get there.
It's pretty exciting to be doing so well. Before this competition I had pretty much given up and was just going to do the surgery and get it over with. But now I have met a ton of really nice people to work out with, share a healthy lifestyle and reach our goals together. Not to mention I found something I really like to do. If I keep up this pace by March 8, I will have reached my 25-pound goal.
Life gets stressful for everyone, and even though our family has challenges, as well, I just make the time to go to the gym no matter what ... like it’s a requirement during the day.
I would love to hear about your challenges, about getting to the gym or making sure you are living a healthy lifestyle. Let’s see if we can’t figure out how to get you on track!
Kristen Carmona, 35, entered The Biggest Loser contest through her local gym. Follow along as she shares the struggles and victories of her weight loss journey.